Meetings & Events
Host up to 400 guests in style on the banks of the River WearTel: +44 (0)191 372 7200 | Email: email@example.com
With plenty of natural light and great views of the city, our meeting rooms and banqueting suite, The Auger Suite, are ideal for your Durham event. Our facilities include a lounge area with views of the cathedral, which is a beautiful backdrop for coffee breaks, and the majority of meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the River Wear. There’s also a large, private function bar, which can be hired for your exclusive use.
- 11 meeting rooms spanning a total of 1,100 m2
- Host up to 400 for a conference or 250 for a gala dinner
- On-site car parking with 120 spaces
- Convenient location in the historic city and the town of County Durham, close to rail and bus links and 40 kilometres from Newcastle Airport
- Dedicated business centre with computer, fax services and access to a printer
- Free high-speed, wireless Internet access for all meeting delegates
- 207 bedrooms and suites
At Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham we offer great service and fantastic spaces that meet any requirement. Our food is innovative, inventive and created daily with your individual needs in mind.
The pre-event space is ideal for any function and also features a private bar. There is plenty of space to network between meetings and comfy furniture to relax or work from.
For those with extra time before or after meetings, Durham offers a host of attractions, shopping, bars and restaurants. The riverside location means that you can access the heart of the city centre on foot by crossing the river.
Radisson Blu is recognized by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) for leadership and innovative best practices in sustainable meetings’ solutions.
You can also earn valuable rewards for booking your next meeting or event with Radisson RewardsTM for Business, our unique hotel rewards program exclusively for meeting and event planners.
Auger 1 & 2
For large conferences or gala dinners, choose the Auger 1 & 2, which accommodates up to 400 guests in theatre style or up to 250 guests for a sit-down dinner. A private bar, dock room and pre-event space make this suite especially well-suited for social events, product launches, exhibitions and large conferences. Dividing walls allows Auger to be split into 2 sections, with a capacity of up to 120 theatre style and 80 for a banquet.
Seam is a flexible space with a maximum capacity of 70 delegates theatre style or 60 guests for a sit-down dinner. The modern and stylish space features natural daylight and is ideal for smaller meetings or training sessions, dinners and social celebrations.
Cavil, Kirst, Drift and Kirve rooms are modern, stylish and fully-equipped spaces that are perfect for meetings, training sessions and interviews. Each room is flexible and can be transformed to host social celebrations such as birthday parties and baby showers. Cavil can host 70 delegates theatre style and 40 for a banquet, Drift and Kirst, can host up to 36 delegates theatre style and 20 guests for a smaller banquet – each room can be partitioned into smaller spaces. For board meetings or intimate dinners, Kirve is the perfect space for hosting up to 8 guests.
DAY DELEGATE PACKAGES
All-inclusive Day Delegate Packages start from GBP 29Our Day Delegate Packages offer unbeatable value and make it stress-free to plan a conference or event with no extra costs.
ASSOCIATIONS, CHARITIES AND SPECIAL INTERESTS GROUPS
Flawless packages created for associations, institutions, charity events and special interest groups are offered with knowledge and key understanding.
We cater to the requirements of any sports group, from bedrooms to a sporting event.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham is trained in healthcare compliance and has a healthcare champion on site.
Book your training at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham to enjoy the perfect learning environment. Choose from 11 modern training rooms, all spacious and with flexible layouts to suit your training concept.
THE BEST NIGHTS IN DURHAM COME OUT OF THE BLU
Ultimate Party Nights
It’s time to party with live entertainment! Celebrate the festive season with friends and colleagues. Our red carpet awaits your arrival for a sparkling drinks reception followed by a delicious three course dinner. Party the night away with live entertainment and a great playlist from the DJ! £39.95 per person, available on selected Fridays and Saturdays in November and December.
DISCO PARTY NIGHTS
Eat, drink, be merry and dance! Stroll in off the red carpet and enjoy a drink in our pre-event bar followed by a superb three course dinner, then finish the night with a fabulous disco. £19.95 per person, available on selected Sunday’s in December.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS PRIVATE DINING AND PARTIES
Can’t see something you fancy? We’re happy to organise an exclusive party for you! For as intimate as 8 people for set menu options, 25 for a buffet style and up to a maximum of 180 guests. So leave it to use to design a bespoke event for you! From £27.00 per person, available throughout December.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHES IN COLLAGE RESTAURANT
Christmas is all about excellent food, great company and a good time. Enjoy the quirky surroundings and chilled Christmas vibe in Collage every Thursday in December or come along to our festive ‘Last Friday’ Christmas lunch on 21 December. Enjoy a two course menu for £19.95 per person.
CHRISTMAS PARTY STAYOVER
Not to be missed after a night of partying, enjoy a Christmas cracker of a price from £79.00 per room (single or double occupancy) including our Super Breakfast Buffet. Quote XMAS18 when booking your Christmas party or lunch.
Showcase achievements, celebrate successes or fundraise for a good cause with a gala dinner for 250 guests in the Auger suite. Located on the banks of the River Wear, guests will arrive to a picturesque setting and as the Auger is on the ground floor, you can easily transform the modern and stylish space with elaborate props and staging to create a memorable evening. Host an elegant drinks reception against the backdrop of Durham Cathedral in the lounge and ensure your guests aren’t waiting at the bar by hiring our private function bar for exclusive use.
Proms and Graduation Balls
There are many moments to celebrate throughout the academic year and at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, we’re committed to helping you celebrate these in style. Our contemporary and spacious Auger Suite can accommodate up to 250 for dinner, along with a dance floor and stage, perfect for prom nights and student balls. Alongside the Auger, you’ll have exclusive use of the pre-event area complete with private bar, ideal for a drinks reception, photo opportunities and as place to relax during the evening.
We have a number of packages to choose from starting at £19.00 per person, with each including a red carpet arrival, hire of the Auger Suite and use of the pre-event area. Our dedicated and experienced team will tailor your package to suit your needs wherever possible.
Contact the team at 0191 372 7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our packages.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
What better occasion to gather friends and family together than birthdays and anniversaries. Whether you want a small intimate affair or a lavish extravaganza, we have the perfect space for celebrating life’s beautiful milestones on the banks of the River Wear. Host a themed party in the Auger for 250, taking advantage of the modern and neutral décor, a private dinner in one of our smaller rooms or an informal celebration in our Collage restaurant with stunning riverside views. Our dedicated team have experience in organising both formal and informal celebrations and will ensure your celebration meets your needs.
Celebration of Life
Celebrate a loved one’s life with a small, intimate gathering or larger affair for up to 250 guests in our modern and comfortable spaces. Our experienced and dedicated team work with the greatest of sensitivity to ensure the day is exactly as requested.
BRAIN FOOD: BOOSTING PERFORMANCEBrain Food brainfood has been developed by chefs and nutritionists to increase attendees’ concentration and reduce fatigue by stabilizing and maintaining blood sugar levels. Our menu focuses on locally sourced produce, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, which are prepared with minimal processing and natural sweeteners, providing benefits for meeting organisers and delegates alike.
From a working lunch to a 4-course banquet menu, our executive chef and his team will create a menu that works for you. Our buffet menu offers a diverse range of hot and cold selections. Choose from options such as freshly cut sandwiches, soup, salad, Mediterranean vegetable parcels, salmon skewers, Cajun spiced chicken platters and honey glazed ham platters. We also offer evening buffet menus and a range of banqueting menus to suit any type of meeting or event. Special dietary requests can be accommodated.